Friday, April 8, 2011
____Day 2: A good breakfast at Stone's Truckstop; watching the Weather Channel giving out tornado warnings. Southbound on Interstate 29, I am passed by two storm chasers; the wind does get up to gale force but all I see in the sky are geese heading north. Every mile that Interstate 29 has to offer, Pembina to Kansas City, then US Highway 71 for a night at the Joplin Flying 'J.
____Day 3: An hours drive in the morning to Springdale, Arkansas. A small builders merchants with a handy restaurant next door for an after-unloading coffee. The reload is from Midlothian, Texas, steel going to Alberta with a note that I have to supply my own dunnage. So it's back round to the builders merchant to buy some lumber; exactly the same as I just delivered. Then more Highway 71, south to Texarkana with the wooded hillsides of Arkansas becoming green with a southern spring's new leaves. Interstate 30 to Dallas before parking at my destination's city-centre Pilot Truckstop, just before dark.